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Researcher List >> HOMMERICH CAROLA


AffiliationSophia University
SectionFaculty of Human Sciences, Department of Sociology
Job titleProfessor
DegreeDr. rer. pol (Sociology)(University of Cologne), Magistra Artium (Sociology, English Literature, Japanese Studies)(University of Cologne)
Research funding number60770302
J-Global ID201501009203770239

Research Interests

Risk Society ,Subjective Well-being ,Social Capital ,International Comparison ,Social Stratification ,Class Identification ,Sociology

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences / Sociology / 

Research History

Sep 2015
Sep 2019
Hokkaido University, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Department of Sociology  Associate Professor 
Apr 2008
Aug 2015
German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ), Tokyo  Senior Research Fellow 
Nov 2013
Dec 2013
University of Duisburg-Essen, Institute of East Asian Studies  Adjunt Lecturer 
Apr 2011
Aug 2013
Hitotsubashi University, Department of Sociology  Adjunct lecturer 
Mar 2013
Mar 2013
University of Zurich, Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies  Adjunct Lecturer 


Apr 2004
Mar 2008
University of Cologne Dr. rer. pol. (Sociology), Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences 
Oct 1997
Mar 2004
University of Cologne Magistra Artium (Sociology, English Literature, Japanese Studies), Faculty of Arts and Humanities 

Committee Memberships

Oct 2022
Psychologia  Editorial board member
Apr 2022
Senshu University, Center for Social Well-being Studies  Research fellow
Nov 2021
Japan Sociological Society  Board Member (International Liaison Committee)
German-Japanese Society for Social Sciences  Executive Board (Second Vice President)
Dec 2016
German Association for Social Science Research on Japan (VSJF)  Elected Board Member


Feb 2017
Hokkaido University, President's Award for Outstanding Education
Carola Hommerich 
VSJF, VSJF-Award for the best German language article on Japan in the social sciences by a young researcher 2011/2012
Carola Hommerich 
Körber Stiftung, German Young Researcher Award (Deutscher Studienpreis, third place)
Carola Hommerich 
Winner of the Essay Competition „Japan – my view“ by DAAD and the Language Institute of Northrhine-Westfalia, Bochum
Carola Hommerich 


Carola Hommerich   Susumu Ohnuma   Kazushige Sato   Shogo Mizutori   
Japanese Psychological Research      Mar 2022   [Refereed]
Hiroshi Kanbayashi   Carola Hommerich   Naoki Sudo   
理論と方法 (Sociological Theory and Methods)   36(2) 260-278   Mar 2022   [Invited]
真鍋一史   Wolfgang Jagodzinski   Eldad Davidov   Hermann Duelmer   Carola Hommerich   
関西学院大学社会学部紀要   133 87-106   Mar 2020   
Nate Breznau   Carola Hommerich   
Social Science Research   81 170-191   Jul 2019   [Refereed]
Carola Hommerich   Toru Kikkawa   
Social Science Japan Journal   22(1) 11-24   Feb 2019   [Refereed]
Since the economic boom of the 1970s, Japan was generally discussed as a mass middle-class society. This image was based less on objective status indicators and more on the fact that over 90% of Japanese self-identify as middle class. Even with an...

Books and Other Publications

櫻井 義秀, 猪瀬 優理, 川又 俊則, 遠山 景広, カローラ・ホメリヒ, 清水 香基, 翁 康健, 佐藤 千歳, 樋口 麻里, 工藤 遥, 坂無 淳, 中西 尋子, 道信 良子, 横山 穰, 片桐 資津子, 金 昌震, 伍 嘉誠, 横山 聖美, 竹中 健(Part:Contributor, 「第4章 若者のウェルビーイング:多様化する若者とその幸福像(カローラ・ホメリヒ・清水香基・翁康健)」)
Hokkaido University Press   Nov 2022   (ISBN:9784832968875)
Carola Hommerich, Koki Shimizu (edited, by Toru Kikkawa, Ryotaro Hazama(Part:Joint author, 若者の人生評価。「幸福」と呼ばれる理想の適応(pp. 87-106))
Osaka University Press   10 Apr 2019   (ISBN:487259679X)
HOMMERICH CAROLA(Part:Contributor, In: Heinrich, Patrick; Galan, Christian (eds.): Being Young in Super-Aging Japan. Formative Events and Cultural Reactions. London: Routledge, pp. 132-149.)
Routledge   Jun 2018      


Naoki Sudo   Carola Hommerich   Hiroshi Kanbayashi   
94th Meeting of the Japanese Sociological Society.   13 Nov 2021   
Hiroshi Kanbayashi   Carola Hommerich   Naoki Sudo   
94th Meeting of the Japanese Sociological Society.   13 Nov 2021   
Carola Hommerich   
Richard J. Estes Lecture (invited lecture), 2021 International Society for Quality of Life Studies, Virtual Conference.   27 Aug 2021   [Invited]
Carola Hommerich   
新たな目標検討のためのビジョン策定(ミレニア・プログラム) 「マルチスケールなエネルギー収穫と貯蔵によるHO・DO・HO・DO の分散ネットワーク社会で第二の故郷を!」   11 May 2021   [Invited]
Carola Hommerich   
The Inaugural Congress of East Asian Sociological Association   9 Mar 2019   

Professional Memberships

Japanese Association for Statistical Mathematics (JAMS)
German-Japanese Society for Social Sciences
German Association for Social Science Research on Japan (VSJF)
German Sociolocial Association (GSA)

Research Projects

日本学術振興会: 科学研究費助成事業 基盤研究(B)
數土 直紀 前田 忠彦 神林 博史 小林 大祐 永吉 希久子 ホメリヒ カローラ 吉川 徹 
Project Year: Apr 2021 - Mar 2024
Clinical Sociology of Well-being and Well-dying in Super-Aged Japan
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2022
Constructing a new standard of sociological methodology by mixed methods: A challenge to combine data and theory
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Challenging Research (Exploratory)
Jun Kobayashi 
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2020